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Old 11-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Poor Louie has diarrhoea :(

Hi everyone,

Looking for some advice.. Our 5 month old boy Louie keeps getting diarrhoea episodes, it doesn't happen all the time but recently it's becoming a lot more frequent.. His poops in the morning are always normal but as the day goes on they seem to get worse and worse, this evening was it was so watery I was unable to even pick it up with a bag & got to the point the poor lad was straining but nothing was coming out

What's strange about it is that it seems to come and go, some days he'll be fine all day with no issues, other days (like today) his poops will start off normal in the morning then get progressively worse.

I haven't changed anything or introduced anything different into his diet & I've been watching him like a hawk making sure he's not getting into anything he shouldn't be

He's fed on a pure kibble diet and I've stuck with the same brand (Beta) the breeder was feeding him on before I brought him home.. I've read a little about the benefits of switching to a RAW food diet but to be honest I'm a little apprehensive as I don't know enough about it.

If anyone could offer any advice I would really appreciate it, other than the random spates of diarrhoea he seems fine in himself, he's still the happiest dog I've ever met! I just wish I could find out why he keeps getting an upset tum!

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You are in the UK somewhere?
Beta is made by Purina - it's got crappy ingredients - sorry
Not sure what other foods are available to you where you live.
Sometimes it is trial and error to find the right food.

Stress can cause diarrhea in dogs that are very excitable though, maybe that could be the issue?

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I live in Devon in the UK.

That's a shame about the Beta, but thanks for letting me know! I think I'll definitely try something of a better quality and see if that makes a difference..

As I mentioned, the diarrhoea seems to come and go which is what got me onto thinking it was something other than the food - He can be fairly excitable at times but no more than you would expect for a pup?


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Old 11-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It might be excitement causing loose stools.
My Mongo is fine in the yard, but when we go on a walk his poop gets soft.

If you change foods look for one that doesn't have corn, wheat, by-products, or animal digest. Many do better on grain free, or you could try raw?
I want to feed raw, but it's not in the budget right now. Hopefully someday.

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My Murphy is 3.5 months. A while back she had a few days of diarrhea. I hadn't changed food or anything. I noticed though that she was teething. When I asked our vet, I was told that some dogs will get diarrhea while teething. Just a thought.
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Does he get strictly kibble or do you feed him table scraps as well?

Have you tried pumpkin to help with the diarrhea?
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Thanks for the responses.

He is only fed on kibble, I'm very strict on not giving him any table scraps at all. The only other thing he'll have is doggy treats, I cut them out completely for a while but it didn't help.

I think I'm going to try the pumpkin and see if that makes a difference.


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Only a table spoon full of unsweetened pumpkin pulp

You can also try a lil treat of boiled rice and chicken
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You should definitely look more into the raw diet. I was apprehensive at first as well.. but made the switch for my 2 boy (5month and 8 week at the time).. this was about a month and a half ago. They too were getting episodes of loose stool (like you said- harder in the morning and watery at night/comes and goes). Anyways, after we made the switch there was no going back-- they lovvee their meal time (unlike with kibble when it would be a chore to get them to eat), they have about 2 poos a day (hard- no diarrhea), there are so many other benefits which I am sure you have read about (cleaner teeth, fresh breath, softer coats etc.)
Alternatively pumpkin works great! I also give them a pro-biotic (it is like in a syringe) and that helps their stools too.
Has he been dewormed? worms can cause diarrhea.
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PS. I am from the UK too.. there are plenty of wholesale meat options out there.
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